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HanesBrands (HBI) Reports Q1 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates

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HanesBrands (HBI) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.02 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.06. This compares to loss of $0.06 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 66.67%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this underwear, T-shirt and sock maker would post earnings of $0.09 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.03, delivering a surprise of -66.67%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates two times.

HanesBrands, which belongs to the Zacks Textile โ€“ Apparel industry, posted revenues of $1.16 billion for the quarter ended March 2024, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.44%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $1.39 billion. The company has not been able to beat consensus revenue estimates over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the stockโ€™s immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on managementโ€™s commentary on the earnings call.

HanesBrands shares have not added anything since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500โ€™s gain of 8.8%.

Whatโ€™s Next for HanesBrands?

While HanesBrands has underperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investorsโ€™ minds is: whatโ€™s next for the stock?

There are no easy answers to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors address this is the companyโ€™s earnings outlook. Not only does this include current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter(s), but also how these expectations have changed lately.

Empirical research shows a strong correlation between near-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track such revisions by themselves or rely on a tried-and-tested rating tool like the Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.

Ahead of this earnings release, the estimate revisions trend for HanesBrands: mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions could change following the companyโ€™s just-released earnings report, the current status translates into a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for the stock. So, the shares are expected to perform in line with the market in the near future. You can see the complete list of todayโ€™s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

It will be interesting to see how estimates for the coming quarters and current fiscal year change in the days ahead. The current consensus EPS estimate is $0.10 on $1.34 billion in revenues for the coming quarter and $0.44 on $5.37 billion in revenues for the current fiscal year.

Investors should be mindful of the fact that the outlook for the industry can have a material impact on the performance of the stock as well. In terms of the Zacks Industry Rank, Textile โ€“ Apparel is currently in the bottom 39% of the 250 plus Zacks industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of the Zacks-ranked industries outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.

Under Armour (UAA), another stock in the same industry, has yet to report results for the quarter ended March 2024. The results are expected to be released on May 16.

This sports apparel company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.07 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of -61.1%. The consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised 5.7% lower over the last 30 days to the current level.

Under Armourโ€™s revenues are expected to be $1.32 billion, down 5.4% from the year-ago quarter.

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